“Red Velvet Car” moves from #36 to #80 in its third week on the Billboard album 200, after debuting at number 10 three weeks ago. A return to the top 10 in 20 years for Heart. The album is at number 30 on Rock albums, after a number three debut three weeks ago. In its third week it has sold 5.764 units, making a total of 43.086 units in the USA.
The radio single “Hey You” moves from #26 tot #28 in it’s fourth week on the Billboard Adult Contemporary radio chart. “Hey You” is the first Heart single in sixteen years to chart. On FMQB.com “Hey You” is again at number 5, for the third week.
The Japanese version of “Red Velvet Car” will be released on September 22nd and will be blessed with an exclusive Japan only bonus track called “Listening”. From the sample below it appears to be a slow, yet very powerful ballad by Ann. What do you think of the sample? I’m so getting that Japanese version. It’s fantastic!
The other three bonus tracks that are already available are “In the Cool”, “Closer to the Sun” and “Bootful of Beer”.
Added September 19th: I just ordered my copy on cdjapan.co.jp
The Bear: Proving that age has nothing to do with topping the charts these days, Heart — featuring sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson — are back with their first Top Ten album in 20 years. Their new studio set, Red Velvet Car, debuted at Number Ten on the Billboard Top 200 chart, marking the band’s highest charting album since 1990’s Brigade peaked at Number Three.
We asked lead singer Ann Wilson how she and sister Nancy first got the news about Red Velvet Car charting high: “We were all sort of waiting around for the announcement of the numbers. And when it came, out manager Carol decided not to tell anybody (laughs)! I think she was going to spring it on us the next day or something, but we reached out and asked. And so, she had to tell us the night before.”
Wilson said that having enjoyed both Heart’s original success and then its runaway ’80s comeback, the band is far more grounded with the new interest in Heart’s music: “It’s been many a year since we’ve had an album in the Top Ten — it’s been since the ’80s. But I remember, since this isn’t our first rodeo, I remember the first time around, back then what it was like to have a Number One album. And suddenly all these people come and say ‘Wow! You deserve it! Wow! I knew this would happen!’The same people who, y’know, wouldn’t take your calls like two weeks before (laughs). That’s not to put any darkness on anything, but, it’s just that people do suddenly relate to you a little differently.“
(Dear Ann, I would’ve taken your call anytime! TDHS)
Click here to hear the song “Barracuda” on the trailer for this new comedy, opening January 4th 2011. With some serious air guitar as well.
Or watch it on YouTube:
Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer about a man who finds out that what you don’t say to a friend is just as important as what you do. Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah join them in The Dilemma, a story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick’s wife, Geneva (Ryder), by their sides, they’re unbeatable. But Ronny’s world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend.
Billboard.com: Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tours list this week largely due to eight concerts he performed during July in the Vrijthof, the main square in Maastricht, the city where he lives in the Netherlands. The concerts, staged outdoors in the city square, drew a total of 59,032 people for all eight performances (July 9-13, 16-18) grossing more than €4 million ($5.1 million US). This year marks the fifth consecutive summer Rieu has performed multiple open-air concerts in his hometown.
Veteran rock band Heart, with a brand new album at retail titled Red Velvet Car, has been touring steadily throughout North America since the beginning of the year. Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band have been on the road since January playing a variety of venues including casinos, arenas, amphitheaters and auditoriums. Box office totals reported during the past week give the band the No. 2 ranking on this week’s Hot Tours tally.
1 ANDRÉ RIEU
June 27-July 18
Fox Theatre, Detroit (1/0)
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. (1/0)
Vrijthof, Maastricht, Netherlands (8/0)
July 20-Sept. 5
Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay, Ontario (1/0)
Mattawa Voyageur Days, Mattawa, Ontario (1/0)
Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario (1/0)
Bank of America Pavilion, Boston (1/0)
Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion, Gilford, N.H. (1/0)
MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Conn. (1/0)
Pier Six Concert Pavilion, Baltimore (1/0)
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York (1/0)
Celeste Center, Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus (1/0)
Trib Total Media Amphitheatre, Pittsburgh (1/0)
Caesars Circus Maximus, Atlantic City (1/0)
Musikfest, Bethlehem, Pa. (1/0)
Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen, Va. (1/0)
nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, Va. (1/0)
Raleigh Amphitheater, Raleigh, N.C. (1/0)
Road Runner Mobile Amphitheatre, Charlotte (1/0)
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville (1/0)
Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta (1/0)
Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala. (1/0)
Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City (1/0)
House of Blues, Dallas (1/1)
Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque (1/0)
Paramount Theatre, Denver (1/0)
Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Neb. (1/0)
DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, Mich. (1/0)
Family Arena, St. Charles, Mo. (1/0)
Downstream Casino Resort, Quapaw, Okla. (1/0)
3 JUSTIN BIEBER
4 LADY GAGA
5 GEORGE STRAIT & REBA
9 BRAD PAISLEY
10 IVETE SANGALO
“Hey You” is still moving upward on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Radio Chart, going from #28 to #26 in its 3rd week on the chart.